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Gates, Ch. 2011. Ancient Cities: The Archaeology of Urban Life in the Near East and Egypt, Greece and Rome. – London, Routledge.

The vast scope of this book almost inevitably makes any review of it partial and partisan. Who could possibly know everything about all of the cities that fall within its remit, much less the varied cultures that created them? How can the fragments of urban experience, represented here by the fragments of ancient cities that survive, ever be fully understood? Is it even worth bothering to condense the material into a single volume? The answer, for didactic purposes […]

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